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Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

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19 North Pinckney Street , Madison (view map)
94% (31 reviews)
      

About Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

WESLI has been training teacher since 1999 and General English since 1981. You can find us in downtown Madison, Wisconsin – just across the street from the state capitol building. Madison, located in the heart of the mid-west, is a medium-sized city, which is friendly, very safe and inexpensive to live in. There are a number of universities in town, for example the internationally top-ranked University of Wisconsin Madison. Students can choose to stay with homestay families or in our Dormitory.

Many of our staff and teachers have been with us at WESLI for more than 15 years and most of our administrative staff members also teach or have done so in the past. That way students can be sure to always have a helping hand from someone with a passion for helping students and the experience to do so.

We offer 7 levels (zero level to University Bridge) of English instruction in the areas of Business English, General English & American Culture, Test Prep. and Academic Preparation. Over 40 universities and colleges accept our students without a TOEFL score. Students are welcome to study for any length of time and we are very proud to offer a 5-week Teacher Training Program, including a 30-hour Practicum.


Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Work and Further Studies

  • Further academic studies available on campus

Activities

  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Volunteering

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Host family accommodation
  • Student Residence

Courses

General English

93% 14 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

You can mix and match WESLI’s English courses to suit your goals. There are seven levels at WESLI, 100 – 700. Full-time students will choose four courses in the level in which they are placed. If you want to learn English for your own enjoyment, you can take any of the following courses to learn and have fun!

Levels
Beginning Levels (100, 200 and 300): After completing Level 300, a student can conduct basic conversations, manage everyday life in an English-speaking environment, and read and write simple material.

Intermediate Levels (400 and 500): After completing Level 500, a student can converse comfortably on most subjects, read some basic academic and professional texts, and write an academic-style essay.

Advanced Academic and Business Skill Levels (600 and 700): After completing levels 600 and 700, a student can conduct business in English, participate in most professional situations, and is ready to succeed in an American university program.

English Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Prepare to Take the IELTS or TOEFL Exam at WESLI
WESLI’s exam preparation classes are designed to help you succeed on English placement exams. Our teachers are experienced in test preparation and can help you improve your study skills and assess your progress.

Only need practice writing? Choose from IELTS or TOEFL Writing to focus your test preparation. Want a more comprehensive review for the exam? Choose IELTS or TOEFL Listening/Reading/Speaking classes to help you prepare.

English Academic preparation

90% 13 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

WESLI has partnered with the University of Wisconsin College System to offer three- credit college classes at WESLI. This is a great opportunity for WESLI students to earn college credit while still studying at WESLI. These credits can be transferred to UW schools and count towards a student’s general education requirements, no matter what major they choose.

Business English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic

Location Type: Town/City

Professional English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Business and Professional Skills

You can mix and match WESLI’s English courses to suit your professional goals. There are seven levels at WESLI, 100 – 700. Full-time students will choose four courses in the level in which they are placed. If your goal is to improve your English for your profession, the following courses will help you reach that goal.

English Teacher Training

100% 4 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Town/City

Brochures

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Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Colombia   

studied General English

Wesli, the best ESL school

Wesli is the best school in the U.S. I was there for five months and the experience was indescribable. I learn a lot of things there, and I really miss be there. I did my best friends there and I improve my English

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Jordan   

studied English Academic preparation

Wesli is a good school for ESL

I transfered to three schools but nothing like wesli. I love wesli and the teachers as well as the place Madison never ever forget it. Miss wesli miss Madison

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Saudi Arabia   

studied General English

Ossis of happiness

WESLI its my home in Madison because I have not felt I left my family during my time when I was at WESLI. You could find quality of education in anywhere but what a special about WESLI the environment they provide it for you so you will go through experience you will never forget in your entire life and I am sure you will be always tell stories to your family, friends, and children or your grandchildren in your future about your memories over there. WESLI has a lot of impacted on my life not by just learning English but by opening my mined and let me interact with many people from all over the world and taught me that we are human no matter where we come from. I miss the classes I took outside in the yard of the capital of Wisconsin and the activities that we had in James Madison Park. I miss the days when I met my friends and teachers in the Farmer market in every weekend and eat the hot & spicy cheese bread which I will suggest to anyone are willing to live in Madison. I miss my spiritual mother Sue Manners who always close from me and all the students and always provide help no matter the situations you are in. I have many things to tell about WESLI but I don't want to burn how the life look like there by telling you everything so go there and get the experience I had and I am positive you will never regret that ;)

Sincerely,

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Colombia   

studied General English

WESLI is amazing!

WESLI is amazing! the teachers always care about you and your process learning english. Also, the whole administration personal is very patient and helpful. The city is awesome, WESLI always find a good activity to explore the city <3

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Taiwan   

studied English Teacher Training

My Better Life Can\'t without WESLI

WESLI is the perfect and ideal destination for English learners; take me for an example, I started from the very beginning level and all the way to English Teacher Training. Of course, nothing was easy for me to go through all of the courses; I eventually did with the teachers' help and all my efforts. I'm now teaching English and having my own English school in Taiwan. In short, trust WESLI and yourself; if you want it, you can do it with WESLI. By the way, my starting year at WESLI is from 2004 to 2006. The earliest start year in the drop-down box here is 2006. Anyway, I can't thank WESLI enough! :D

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Venezuela   

studied General English

One of the best choices I\'ve ever made.

Beloved school, the best memories ever! Wesli and Madison, always close to my heart, even after 20+years! I was a student at Wesli in the 90s. My learning experience there proved to be a soild foundation for further studies, work and personal development through the years. I clearly remember the quality and dedication that informed the whole teaching effort and activities.Best wishes, and a bright future for you all, current participants and staff. Ginette González, desde Caracas, Venezuela.

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

China   

studied English Academic preparation

Good institute

WESLI is a good institute. Foreign students can learn a lot from the school.

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Saudi Arabia   

studied English Academic preparation

The best ELS in the world

WESLI has the best instructors and curriculum. To prepare for College life. I highly recommend everyone to learn English in WESLI!

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Saudi Arabia   

studied General English

Such a great school!

I have learned alot , get new friends from all over the world, great experience.

posted 5 years ago

Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI )

Taiwan   

studied General English

WESLI Rocks!!!

Everyone knows I LOVE WESLI so much!!!

I'd studied at WESLI for one year. I took almost all of classes with almost all of teachers. I gotta say WESLI teachers are different - their personalities and teaching styles, but all of them are AMAZING! I learned different strategies from different teachers. I practiced and experienced them, and then I was able to find my own way to learn English. Moreover, I can continue working on English efficiently by myself, even when I'm out of school, which is soooo incredible!!!

I'd been studying for almost 20 years before studying at WESLI, but honestly, it was the first time that I felt so excited being a student. I was EAGER to learn and even looking forward to some challenges every day. Now, I'm not only confident in speaking English, but also confident in myself. The things I learned at WESLI were far more than just English.

Thank you, WESLI, the best school ever!

posted 5 years ago

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